Within weeks of setting up their Dorset Coronavirus Community Fund, the Dorset Community Foundation has awarded over £173,000 to 57 groups from all across Dorset.
Garden waste services – which will be resuming in the Dorset Council area from Monday 27 April – resumed in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole on Monday of this week, 20 April.
Journey through isolation with my family
Much needed protective kit to keep front line health and care staff safe is being made by staff and students at St Edward’s School in Poole.
Diverse Abilities has launched Wellbeing @ Home, which is taking place over three weeks. The content provided is suitable for the whole family, including magic shows, yoga workshops, sign-and-sign-along songs, and story time.
It’s not all depressing news on the job front.
Residents across Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole, who look after or support a relative, friend or neighbour and are unpaid, are urged to reach out for support and advice during the coronavirus outbreak.
We’re all doing a lot more gardening during lockdown, so it is good to hear that Knoll Gardens is launching a new early flowering ornamental grass – Sesleria Spring Dream.
Help is on hand for Dorset farmers impacted financially by the pandemic but they need to act quickly.
Due to exceptional demand, over £600,000 of grants have been issued to 47 Dorset charities, community groups and others in the first round of the Talbot Village Trust COVID-19 Support Fund.